Policy paper

Flood risk and land management: position statement

This document sets out the Environment Agency's proposals to manage flood risk through land use and management practices.

Document

Land management and flood risk management position statement

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This position statement explains the Environment Agency’s proposals to manage flood risk by changing how land is used and managed across a river catchment.

The proposals include:

  • research into the impacts of land management change across a catchment
  • working with Natural England to maximise flood risk benefits
  • changes to agri-environment and catchment sensitive farming grant schemes to provide flood storage areas in flood plains
Published 1 January 2012